Continuing our series of post-election poems, today we share "Those Others" by Jim Moore, from his book Underground.

Another day in post-election America, another poem from a Graywolf writer: “The Future of Terror /1” by Matthea Harvey

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, David Szalay’s All That Man Is is a paramount feat in twenty-first century storytelling, exposing the universal implications of lives so particular they can be tracked via Google Maps.

Today's poem is D. A. Powell’s “The Great Unrest,” from Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys.

Poem
of the Week
December 5, 2016
by
Donika Kelly

The dependence of the body on the earth is brought to bear on language in this poem from Bestiary, longlisted for the National Book Award. In simple, declarative sentences, Kelly renders a stark, elemental world, where the most basic challenge is the most essential one: survival, both of the body and of the soul.—Susannah Sharpless, editorial assistant

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